Tag: Central Asia

France urges compatriots to leave Afghanistan immediately

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PARIS — France on Tuesday urged all its citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately given growing security risks, and is arranging a special weekend evacuation...

Afghan vet: ‘What have we ended up with at the end of it?’

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Images of the World Trade Center towers collapsing in New York were still fresh in the minds of the first American troops arriving in...

The cost of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

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The nearly 20-year American combat mission in Afghanistan was the United States' longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received...

12 killed as bus carrying migrants overturns in east Turkey

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ISTANBUL — A minibus carrying migrants overturned and caught fire in eastern Turkey, killing 12 people and injuring 20 others, the state-run Anadolu news...

Turkmenistan president’s son promoted to key government job

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ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — Turkmenistan’s autocratic president has promoted his only son to a key government post, a development seen as laying the foundation for...

Taliban say they now control 85% of Afghanistan’s territory

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MOSCOW — The Taliban claimed on Friday that they now control 85% of Afghanistan's territory amid a surge in wins on the ground and...

Central European leaders worry over Afghan migration ‘wave’

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Central European leaders on Friday voiced concern over what they said was a potential migration rush from Afghanistan as U.S. and...

Germany grants 2,400 visas to Afghan employees, relatives

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BERLIN — German authorities said Monday they have granted 2,400 visas so far to Afghan employees of the country's military and their relatives, although...

Afghan pullout has US spies reorienting in terrorism fight

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WASHINGTON — The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use...

US vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield...